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80th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference
Thursday, April 13 through Sunday, April 16, 2023
In-Person at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL

All Panels, Roundtables, Lightning Talks and Working Groups will Feature a Hybrid Format (for In-Person or Virtual Participation). Poster Sessions will be In-Person Only.

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Dine Arounds

Dine Arounds allow colleagues to gather for dinner at a local restaurant in Chicago during the MPSA Annual Conference to discuss professional topics and network with fellow attendees with similar research or professional development interests.

Dine Arounds can range in size from groups of 6-20. A Dine Around host/coordinator proposes a discussion topic, maintains rosters, coordinates details including restaurant reservations, and manages the group’s payment of the check onsite. Dine Around attendees are responsible for their own transportation and for paying for their own meal, drinks and tip.

If you are interested in hosting a dine around, please sign up here. A list of restaurants to choose from may be found here: https://www.choosechicago.com/things-to-do/food-drink/Dine Around hosts are encouraged to make contact with the restaurant prior to completing signing up to host in order to secure the reservation date and time with an approximate number of attendees. Hosts should also inquire if there is a minimum purchase amount and if splitting the check is permittable. Failure to make the reservation early may result in the restaurant being booked at the time of the conference.

Dine Arounds can be proposed until March 3, 2023. Following the deadline date, MPSA staff will promote the Dine Arounds and create RSVP forms for conference attendees to sign up to attend. Conference attendees will be allowed to sign up for a Dine Around until Friday, March 31. Attendee rosters will be shared with Dine Around hosts/coordinators at that time so that they may firm up restaurant reservations and make contact those who have RSVP’d with additional information.